For most elective procedures at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center, your surgeon may arrange for a preoperative evaluation at the STAR Clinic. Regardless of the location of your procedure, the anesthesiologist responsible for your care will contact you the night before surgery and will discuss what you can expect the day of your surgery. They will also go over any anesthesia-related instructions related to your procedure. You will meet with your anesthesiologist and others from the surgical team on the day of your procedure. Your medical history and the anesthetic plan will be discussed, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions at that time.